Andrew Cathcart Bogle
|Andrew Cathcart Bogle|
|Born||20 January 1829
|Died||11 December 1890 (aged 61)
|Buried at||St Lawrence's Churchyard, Effingham, Surrey|
|Unit||72nd Regiment of Foot
78th Regiment of Foot
10th Regiment of Foot
Andrew Cathcart Bogle VC (20 January 1829 – 11 December 1890) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Glasgow-born Bogle was educated at Cheltenham College. He was 28 years old, and a lieutenant in the 78th Regiment (later The Seaforth Highlanders Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany's), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place on 29 July 1857 in the attack on Oonao, India, for which he was awarded the VC:
78th Regiment (now of the 2nd Battalion 13th Regiment Lieutenant (now Captain) Andrew Cathcart Bogle
Date of Act of Bravery,29th July, 1857.
For conspicuous gallantry on the 29th July, 1857, in the attack at Oonao, in leading the way into a loop-holed house, strongly occupied by the enemy, from which a heavy fire harassed the advance of his regiment. Captain Bogle was severely wounded in this important service.
He later achieved the rank of major.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Scotland's Forgotten Valour (Graham Ross, 1995) ISBN 1-899272-00-3